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Commissioner Barnes Reappointed to National Leadership Position on Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy

Commissioner Barnes Reappointed to National Leadership Position on Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy

August 10, 2018

National Association of Counties (NACo) President Greg Cox reappointed Commissioner Kitty Barnes, Catawba County, N.C., to a second term as chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee.

Cox, a San Diego County, Calif. supervisor, made his leadership appointments shortly after being sworn in as NACo’s president on July 16, the final day of NACo’s 83rd Annual Conference and Exposition in Nashville/Davidson County, Tenn.

“I am honored to continue to lead NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee,” Barnes said. “Counties are impacted by federal legislation and implementation by many federal agencies. NACo is helping counties raise their voices to draw attention to the importance of working in partnership to strengthen America and protect our assets in the environment and energy realm.”

Active in NACo since 1998, Barnes has served in several roles on the EELU Steering Committee, including vice chair and subcommittee chair. She has served as a member of the NACo Arts and Culture Commission and is a member of the Resilient Counties Advisory Board and Financial Services Center Advisory Committee.

The NACo EELU Policy Steering Committee is responsible for shaping NACo’s advocacy agenda on all county matters pertaining to air, water, energy and land use.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. More information at: www.naco.org.